D. C. Taylor Co. Receives Second Place in Project of the Year Competition

February 27, 2013

Cedar Rapids, IA (February 27, 2013) – D. C. Taylor Co. is proud to announce that its roofing project on the pavilion of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation’s (NYSE: AMTD) new Omaha (NE) Campus office tower has been recognized as the second place winner in the waterproofing category of the 2012 Sika Sarnafil Contractor Project of the Year Competition.

D. C. Taylor Co. Project Supervisor Mike Poorman accepted D. C. Taylor Co.’s second place award at a dinner held in conjunction with the International Roofing Expo on February 4, 2013, in San Antonio. “It was a real privilege to execute this project. I speak on behalf of the entire crew when I say how honored we are to be recognized by Sika Sarnafil for our work,” says Poorman.

The pavilion, a 12,858-square-foot plaza deck where Sarnafil membrane was installed, posed unique challenges for D. C. Taylor Co. To maximize energy efficiency, the roof system was designed to use two layers of insulation with staggered joints. The first layer was installed so it would taper to the drains; membrane was loose laid over the top. Because the pavilion would be accessible for use by the company’s employees, a flat roof was required. To achieve this, a second layer of insulation was installed over the membrane, this time with an inverted taper. Holes were drilled through the top layer of insulation to allow moisture to penetrate through the vegetated surface to the drains.

Through the use of quality materials and a detailed design for the project, creative processes for executing it, and careful coordination with other trades, D. C. Taylor Co. achieved TD Ameritrade’s demands for a high-performance green roof system.

About D. C. Taylor Co.
D. C. Taylor Co. has more than 60 years of experience installing, repairing, and maintaining roofs at commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities. With service centers in seven states and more than 60 service and roofing crews, D. C. Taylor Co. is poised to respond to customer needs quickly and efficiently. For more information visit D. C. Taylor Co.

About Sika Sarnafil
Sika Sarnafil is a thermoplastic (PVC), single-ply, commercial roofing, and waterproofing manufacturer. The company has been developing and producing high-quality polymeric roof membranes and system solutions since 1962. To learn more about Sika Sarnafil products and systems, visit usa.sarnafil.sika.com.

About TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
Millions of investors and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) have turned to TD Ameritrade’s technology, people, and education to help make investing and trading easier to understand and do. TD Ameritrade has time and again been recognized as a leader in investment services. Please visit TD Ameritrade’s newsroom or www.amtd.com for more information. Brokerage services provided by TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINRA (www.FINRA.org)/SIPC (www.SIPC.org)/NFA (www.nfa.futures.org).

TD Ameritrade, D. C. Taylor Co., and Sika Sarnafil are separate and unaffiliated companies that are not responsible for one another’s services and policies.